Last modified on November 22, 2018
Welcome to SOCA ISLANDS’ website, www.socaislands.com, (the “Website”). This Website is provided solely to assist customers in planning their Carnival, Culture or Adventure Travel experience.
USE OF THE WEBSITE
As a condition of your use of this Website, you warrant that:
- you are at least 18 years of age;
- you possess the legal authority to create a binding legal obligation;
- you will only use this Website to make legitimate reservations for you or for another person for whom you are legally authorized to act;
- all information supplied by you on this Website is true, accurate, current and complete; and
- if you have an SOCA ISLANDS account, you will safeguard your account information and will supervise and be completely responsible for any use of your account by you and anyone other than you.
What is SOCA ISLANDS’ Refund/Reservation Policy?
A deposit of 35% per person is required to reserve an adventure with SOCA ISLANDS. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the start date of the respective package. Reservations made within 45 days of the start date of the package require payment in full.
Payments made to your package including the down payment are NON-REFUNDABLE; this is because as we receive payments, we use them to book your accommodation, transportation, costumes, fete tickets and other ancillary items. SOCA ISLANDS recommends cancellation insurance available through Ripcord. Please call (868) 388-2937 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
SOCA ISLANDS reserves the right to cancel or change the itinerary of a package. In the event that SOCA ISLANDS cancels your package and you are unable to participate, your total trip cost will be refunded. Occasionally, weather or other factors may cause delays getting into or out of an event, or make completing a package impossible. In these circumstances, there will be no refund of fees. SOCA ISLANDS is not responsible for any additional costs (e.g. airline flight changes, additional hotel nights, etc.) associated with package delays or itinerary changes due to weather or other factors.
SOCA ISLANDS is committed to customer satisfaction, so if you have a problem or dispute, we will try to resolve your concerns. But if we are unsuccessful, you may pursue claims as explained in this section.
To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your Claims to “SOCA ISLANDS Legal: Arbitration Claim Manager,” to email@example.com. If we request arbitration against you, we will give you notice at the email address or street address you have provided.
Any and all proceedings to resolve Claims will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in a class, consolidated or representative action. If for any reason a Claim proceeds in court rather than in arbitration we each waive any right to a jury trial.
The content and information on this Website (including, but not limited to, price and availability of travel services) as well as the infrastructure used to provide such content and information, is proprietary to us or our suppliers and providers. While you may make limited copies of your travel itinerary (and related documents) for travel or service reservations booked through this Website, you agree not to otherwise modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell or re-sell any information, software, products, or services obtained from or through this Website. Additionally, you agree not to:
- use this Website or its contents for any commercial purpose;
- make any speculative, false, or fraudulent reservation or any reservation in anticipation of demand;
- access, monitor or copy any content or information of this Website using any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose without our express written permission;
- violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on this Website or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to this Website;
- take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
- deep—link to any portion of this Website (including, without limitation, the purchase path for any travel services) for any purpose without our express written permission; or
- 1 “frame”, “mirror” or otherwise incorporate any part of this Website into any other website without our prior written authorization.
If your booking, payment, or account shows signs of fraud, abuse or suspicious activity, SOCA ISLANDS may cancel any travel or service reservations associated with your name, email address or account, and close any associated SOCA ISLANDS accounts. If you have conducted any fraudulent activity, SOCA ISLANDS reserves the right to take any necessary legal action and you may be liable for monetary losses to SOCA ISLANDS, including litigation costs and damages. To contest the cancellation of a booking or freezing or closure of an account, please contact Soca Islands Customer Service.
SUPPLIER RULES AND RESTRICTIONS
Additional terms and conditions will apply to your reservation and purchase of packages and services that you select. Please read these additional terms and conditions carefully. In particular, if you have purchased an airfare, carnival costume, event ticket, or j’ouvert package, please ensure you read the full terms and conditions of carriage issued by the supplier, which can be found on the supplier’s website. You agree to abide by the terms and conditions of purchase imposed by any supplier with whom you elect to deal, including, but not limited to, payment of all amounts when due and compliance with the supplier’s rules and restrictions regarding availability and use of fares, products, or services.
BANK AND CREDIT CARD FEES
Banks and credit card companies impose fees for all transactions. This means the amount listed on your credit or bank card statement may be in your local currency and therefore a different figure than the figure shown on the billing summary page for a package booked on the Website. In addition, a foreign transaction fee may be assessed if the bank that issued your credit card is located outside of the United States or Canada. Booking international travel may be considered to be an international transaction by the bank or card company, since SOCA ISLANDS may pass on your payment to an international travel supplier. The currency exchange rate and foreign transaction fee is determined solely by your bank on the day that they process the transaction. If you have any questions about these fees or the exchange rate applied to your booking, please contact your bank.
You are responsible for ensuring that you meet foreign entry requirements and that your travel documents, such as passports and visas are in order and any other foreign entry requirements are met. SOCA ISLANDS has no special knowledge regarding foreign entry requirements or travel documents. We urge customers to review travel prohibitions, warnings, and announcements issued by the relevant governments prior to booking travel to our destinations.
Passport and Visa– You must consult the relevant Embassy or Consulate for this information. Requirements may change and you should check for up-to-date information before booking and departure. We accept no liability if you are refused entry onto a flight or into any country due to your failure to carry the correct and adequate passport, visa, or other travel documents required by any airline, authority, or country, including countries you may just be transiting through. This includes all stops made by the aircraft, even if you do not leave the aircraft or airport.
Health– Recommended inoculations for travel may change and you should consult your doctor for current recommendations before you depart. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet all health entry requirements, obtain the recommended inoculations, take all recommended medication, and follow all medical advice in relation to your trip.
The information, software, products and services published on this Website may include inaccuracies or errors, including pricing errors. In addition, SOCA ISLANDS expressly reserves the right to correct any pricing errors on our Website and/or reservations made under an incorrect price. In such event, if available, we will offer you the opportunity to keep your reservation at the correct price or we will cancel your reservation without penalty.
SOCA ISLANDS and their respective suppliers make no representations about the suitability of the information, software, products and services contained on this Website for any purpose, and the inclusion or offering of any products or services on this Website does not constitute any endorsement or recommendation of such products or services by SOCA ISLANDS or our Partners. All such information, software products, and services are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind. SOCA ISLANDS, SOCA ISLANDS Partners and their respective suppliers disclaim all warranties and conditions that this Website, its servers or any email sent from SOCA ISLANDS, SOCA ISLANDS Partners and/or their respective suppliers are free of viruses or other harmful components. SOCA ISLANDS, SOCA ISLANDS Partners and their respective suppliers hereby disclaim all warranties and conditions with regard to this information, software, products and services, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular response, title and non-infringement.
In no event shall SOCA ISLANDS, SOCA ISLANDS Partners and/or their respective suppliers be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of, or in any way connected with, your access to, display of or use of this Website or with the delay or inability to access, display or use this Website (including, but not limited to, your reliance upon opinions appearing on this Website; any computer viruses, information, software, linked sites, products and services obtaining through this Website; or otherwise arising out of the access to, display of or use of this Website) whether based on a theory of negligence, contract, tort, strict liability, consumer protection statutes, or otherwise, and even if Soca Islands, Soca Islands Partners and/or their respective suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages.
If, despite the limitation above, SOCA ISLANDS, SOCA ISLANDS Partners or their respective suppliers are found liable for any loss or damage which arises out of or in any way connected with any of the occurrences described above, then the liability of SOCA ISLANDS, SOCA ISLANDS Partners and/or their respective suppliers will in no event exceed, in the aggregate, the greater of (a) the service fees you paid to SOCA ISLANDS in connection with such transaction(s) on this Website, or (b) One-Hundred Dollars ($100.00 USD) or the equivalent in local currency.
You agree to defend and indemnify SOCA ISLANDS, SOCA ISLANDS Partners, and/or their respective suppliers and any of their officers, directors, employees and agents from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature including but not limited to reasonable legal and accounting fees, brought by third parties as a result of:
- your violation of any law or the rights of a third party; or
- your use of this Website.
LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES
This Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than SOCA ISLANDS. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents or the privacy or other practices of such websites. Further, it is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever links you select or software you download (whether from this Website or other websites) is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses, defects and other items of a destructive nature. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.
SOFTWARE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE
Please note that all Software, including, without limitation, all HTML code and Active X controls contained on this Website, is owned by SOCA ISLANDS, SOCA ISLANDS Partners, and/or our respective suppliers, and is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Any reproduction or redistribution of the Software is expressly prohibited, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COPYING OR REPRODUCTION OF THE SOFTWARE TO ANY OTHER SERVER OR LOCATION FOR FURTHER REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED. THE SOFTWARE IS WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT.
REVIEWS, COMMENTS, PHOTOS AND OTHER SUBMISSIONS
You are fully responsible for the content of your Submissions, (specifically including, but not limited to, reviews posted to this Website). You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Website: (i) any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other material or content that would violate rights of publicity and/or privacy or that would violate any law; (ii) any commercial material or content (including, but not limited to, solicitation of funds, advertising, or marketing of any good or services); and (iii) any material or content that infringes, misappropriates or violates any copyright, trademark, patent right or other proprietary right of any third party. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any violation of the foregoing restrictions, or any other harm resulting from your posting of content to this Website. You acknowledge that Soca Islands may exercise its rights (e.g. use, publish, delete) to any content you submit without notice to you. If you submit more than one review for the same hotel, only your most recent submission is eligible for use.
SOCA ISLANDS claims no ownership, affiliation with, or endorsement of any photos that are submitted by end users through our sites.
SOCA ISLANDS’ policies with respect to claims by third parties that the content of the Website, including the content of any Submissions, infringes the copyrights owned by said third party can be found in the Claims of Copyright Infringement section below.
NOTICE OF INFRINGING MATERIAL
If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by us infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a written notice that includes the following information. Please note that we will not process your complaint if it is not properly filled out or is incomplete. Any misrepresentations in your notice regarding whether content or activity is infringing may expose you to liability for damages.
A clear identification of the copyrighted work you claim was infringed.
A clear identification of the material you claim is infringing on the Website, such as a link to the infringing material.
Your address, email address and telephone number.
A statement that you have a “good faith belief that the material that is claimed as copyright infringement is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”
A statement that “the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
A signature by the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
You may send us your notice by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Attn: IP/Trademark Legal Dept.
For quick answers to your questions or ways to contact us, visit our Customer Support or call us at (868) 388-2937.